The Toy Museum is one of the first four museums in Europe o be accredited as a "Home of 21st Century Education".
2022-01-25- TOY MUSEUM in Vilnius is approved as „Home of 21st Century Education" movement ambassador. The 21st Century Home is a place where families and children can learn how to make a positive difference in the future through culture, art and play. The manifesto for the 21st Century Home includes 8 characteristics:
- Children’s door to the culture, easily accessible public place of joy, beauty and imagination
- Home of interactive self-learning: trying out the unknown, astonishment and imagination. Learn by play!
- Developing your children’s talents holistically as a meaningful experience for all senses
- Children as equal part of the society, imagining and changing the world into a better place
- For all ages, bridging the gaps between generations
- Place to interact, engage, whoever you are. Every voice can be heard
- Navigating between reality and virtuality, for children and the older ones, digitally aware and active
- Connecting to the global issues but acting locally. Constantly changing to what is needed
The report sent by the Association points out that the Toy Museum meets high standards of practice in these areas. This quality label was created to recognise museums as places of learning for the future of education and to highlight their potential for positive social change. This quality label is awarded for two years.
„Home of 21st Century Education“ Century Education" is an international community of museum professionals united by a focus on children, children's culture and education. In collaboration with Hands On! The International Association of Children in Museums is launching a new movement in 2022 - a quality label for museums that are child-centred and cater to today's cultural and educational needs. Hands On! International Association for Children in Museums is the only European-based organisation that cares for children in museums at an international level and is active in more than 50 countries.
The Movement aims to educate children for the challenges of the 21st century. That is why, together with its partners and members, and thanks to funding from the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, it has developed a shared vision for museums, quality criteria and certification that can help child carers discover places worth visiting.